Monday, March 30, 2009

Sean Loves Eddie

Now that Sean is officially a crawler he can take his interest in Eddie to a whole new level. Instead of simply watching Eddie, Sean can now chase after him. When Eddie is nice enough to not walk away, Sean has a great time grabbing his tail, pulling on his ears, yanking his fur, or even rolling right on top of him, like so:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Matching...

Darcy decided to feed and dress Sean this morning for me. She didn't get to see him yesterday and won't see him tonight because of after-work activities, so this was her chance to spend some awake time with him. I definitely appreciated the help too!

She put him in his brown overalls with a brown and Sharks teal green undershirt. Without even thinking about what Sean was wearing I got dressed in brown pants and a Sharks teal green polo that Darcy just ordered for me from Gap.com.

After getting dressed I picked up Sean and held him in front of the mirror like I do every morning and noticed we had matching out fits on! It was then I knew I had to take a picture.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sean Crawls Now, And Grandpa Turns 57

When I got home from work on Friday, I was excited to see Sean crawling for mommy! His technique definitely has room for improvement, but he has no problem scooting all over our condo. Only two days into his new skill, he is already up to no good. He follows Eddie around, he continually goes after Bosco's food, and he gravitates toward Eddie's scratcher. We already went to Target and got socket safety covers.

Check out a video of him crawling:


On March 18th, my dad turned turned 57. To celebrate, we planned a Saturday night dinner in the city at Mamacita's in the Marina district. Beth just finished her second quarter of Cal Poly so she was able to make it. Darcy and I brought Sean, and Trisha brought her boyfriend Paul Renno. Here they are at the restaurant:


We walked from Trisha's place on Polk & Chestnut to the restaurant. It was about a mile or so, so we brought the stroller for Sean. Luckily, the restaurant atmosphere was loud so we didn't have to worry about Sean being disruptive if he was to get cranky. Overall, he was pretty good though. Daddy, Grandpa, and Grammie traded off holding him most of the dinner, but he spent some time in the high chair as well.

Grandpa holding Sean at dinner:


Grammie holding Sean at dinner:


Darcy and I at dinner:


After dinner we walked to ice cream/yogurt, but not before stopping by a bar where Trisha's longtime friend Sara Senn was watching NCAA tourney action with some friends. it was a packed bar with TVs and young people everywhere. Great scene. As Sara came out to visit we were able to catch the end of both the Duke and Gonzaga games. Gonzaga won in amazing fashion with a layup at the buzzer after the guy dribbled the length of the court following a tying basket by Western Kentucky with less than 10 seconds left!

Here's Trisha with Sara, who is a faithful NN reader. Good seeing you Sara!


Once we made it back to Trisha's place the night was pretty much over. However, we did squeeze in this sibling picture:


Lastly, and on a separate note, I wanted to point out that Sean can now hold his own bottle when feeding. In fact, yesterday Darcy laid him down by himself with the bottle and he drank the whole bottle all by himself! Hey Sean, where's your other sock?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patty's Day

Last night we went to CB Hannegan's in Los Gatos to celebrate St. Patty's Day. We brought Sean with us, and met up with the Schreibers. Sean was smiling at Malana but she wasn't too sure about him. Here a few pics of the two kiddos. Sean loves to chew on beer bottles and Daddy likes to let him.

















Hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Quick Trip to Oakland and Back

It's feels a little odd to be sitting here typing, watching the second half of the Warrior game on TV in my living room knowing I was at Oracle Arena for the pregame, first quarter, and start of the second quarter.

I brought my telephoto lens and got some great shots of warmups, including this up close picture of Metallica lead singer James Hetfield, who was seated just five rows in front of us.


I also got some zoomed in shots of Shaq, Steve Nash, and a few other Phoenix Suns players.

Shaq looks big on TV, but even bigger in person. Former Warrior Jason Richardson is also pictured:


Santa Clara graduate Steve Nash tying his shorts just before tip-off:


Also interesting was seeing Kevin Oppelt. He was a grade ahead of me in school, but we often hung out in the same circle in high school. He went to my rival high school Montgomery, but often spent time with Santa Rosa High guys. After high school, he went to the University of Arizona, and worked for the basketball team as a trainer. Now, apparently he works for the Phoenix Suns! Not a bad gig. Here are the shots I got of him (he is the middle trainer).


Back to why I'm watching the remainder of the game at home. Sean was doing great until something exciting happened and the crowd noise spiked - startling him and making him cry. Five minutes into the game I took him to the club level bar area and fed him, hoping that a full Sean would be more content and less bothered by the intense noise. Unfortunately, when we went back to our seats for the start of the second quarter, Sean once again cried each time the crowd noise intensified following an exciting play.

It was then we knew we had to leave. So we drove home in the daylight, occasionally giggling at what had just happened. Do we regret driving our seventh month old baby to Oakland and back to watch half of the first quarter of the game? No. We made a memory that we will laugh about for probably forever.

The game turned out to be a blowout loss for the Warriors, so at least we didn't end up missing a thriller.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bakers Visit on Saturday

Darcy's Parents visited on Saturday. The motivation for their visit was Darcy's birthday, but I'd bet the chance to see Sean was a motivator as well.

After visiting and taking a few pictures, we headed to downtown Campbell to eat lunch and enjoy the beautiful weather. We sat outside and ate at Aqui.


After sitting at the table for way longer than it took for us to eat our food, we got up and walked around. I ended up buying new sunglasses. Mike bought a new hat. And we bought Sean a new hat as well.

In this picture I'm wearing my new shades, but Sean isn't wearing his new hat:


Later on we saw the tight end for the 49ers Vernon Davis getting into his car outside of Starbucks in downtown Campbell. I yelled out, "what's up Vernon!?", and he replied back "what's up brotha". I didn't bust out my camera to take a pic, but here is a picture of him:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sean - 7 Months Old

7.... That is how many months Sean has been with us.

3... That is how many days until Darcy turns 29.

2... That is how many months until I turn 29.

Back to Sean... He is 212 days old, or 30 weeks plus two days. We have watched him grow from a tiny little 7 pound infant who kept his eyes closed 80% of the time, to a very strong and energetic 7 month old on the verge of crawling. We look forward to spending time with him every day and are always excited to see if he'll do something for the first time. Just yesterday I saw him go from laying on his tummy to sitting up all by himself. I think he was as surprised as I was with the accomplishment!

You can navigate Narduzzi Nation to find old photos of Sean, but here are a few we took tonight before, during, and after his bath, on his 7 month birthday.

This is why he needed the bath:


Just before getting into the bath:


Here he is in the bath:


I really like this one:


Almost the same pose with a different facial expression:


Sean started acting up so I made him give me 20 pushups:


kidding of course... I can only wish he could take orders like that!

We love you Sean!